China’s Energy Transition: Effects on Global Climate and Sustainable Development

Presented by Professor Ross Garnaut

China's rapid energy-intensive growth in the first eleven years of this century accelerated the world's rush towards dangerous climate change. A new model of economic growth in China began to change the relationship of Chinese economic development on the local and global environment from 2012.

This lecture explored their new model of growth and the way it is affecting the chances of avoiding human-induced climate change, including through expanding options for low-cost low-carbon development in other countries.

This event was presented as part of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) public lecture series.